Is it time to downsize that Line Matrix Printer? Serial Printers can be a very affordable option.

In talking to the folks over at DASCOM one thing becomes very clear.  These people understand that the printer market is certainly changing.

While they are quick to point out that impact printing remains a very relevant and cost effective method of printing forms such as bills of lading, invoices, shipping manifests, and more, they are also quick to acknowledge that in general, people are printing less.  So what does this mean for DASCOM?

Actually the people in the know at DASCOM believe that the shift in less printing might be something that is an advantage to them at least for the foreseeable future.  They believe that the cost-effectiveness and functionality of serial impact printing means it will be around for a long, long time, and is poised in many cases to actually take the place in some instances for line printing.

Line Printers are large, heavy duty, and very fast printers that are able to handle multiple types of forms with an overall very low total cost of ownership.  The drawback to such Line Printers however, is that the initial upfront purchase price is really high in comparison to high end Serial Impact Printers.  The Line Printers also are very expensive to maintain since their service contracts are generally very high priced relative to Serial Printers.  And, the cost of Line Printer Consumables continues to rise.  Each year for the past few years some of the purported leaders in Line Printer field have raised their cost of ribbons.  What this translates to for the consumer is a higher cost.

The folks at DASCOM acknowledge that Line Printers certainly have a viable place in printing, but now, with more people actually printing less, the time might be right for some of the current Line Printer users to migrate to Serial Impact Printers from DASCOM.

DASCOM offers high speed, rugged printers with select models that can print up to 9 part forms, some that can print up to 50,000 pages per month, and some that have available exceptional options such as IGP and IPDS that many people might think are available only on more expensive line models.

And while this shift in printing trends might make one think that laser printers could be a way to go, DASCOM is quick to point out that lasers have real functional liabilities when attempting to print in a forms environment.  Toner is costly and generally many types of form printing just can’t occur with lasers.

So, the changing landscape of less printing might actually be a good thing for a period of time for folks such as DASCOM who make a lot of their living on high speed, high end Serial Printers.

For end users it can also be a very good time to evaluate their printing needs.  They can perhaps shift to a technology that gives them exceptional forms printing and management without a large upfront investment.  This is especially true when people such as DASCOM offer aggressive rebate programs.

For more on these programs and printers, visit to get the latest information.

Hurry! Special Trade-in Offers Ending 12/29/17

The braintrust at DASCOM Americas tells us that perhaps there has never been a better time to upgrade your old printer with a top of the line serial impact printer. As they tell us, it is almost like the perfect storm for many in the market being driven by events like these:

Many customers seem to have been left with no availability of consumables for select printer models such as the GENICOM 3800 series of printers since the manufacturer abruptly discontinued their production.

The IBM printer marketplace has limited offerings in serial impact dot matrix printing since several years back IBM/InfoPrint decided to get out of this space, leaving many wondering where to turn next when time to upgrade their printers.

Line matrix printing, like many areas of printing, seems to be declining.  Customers are finding that it is perhaps no longer necessary to have a big, expensive line printer with big, expensive annual maintenance costs since they are printing less.

What this means for customers is perhaps less choices, but DASCOM says it stands ready to fill the void.

It also mentions that between now and December 29, 2017 there is still time to take advantage of a $150 trade-in rebate when a customer purchases a new T2365, T2380, 4347-i08, or 4347-i10 from DASCOM.

This rebate is direct from DASCOM and provides value for old working or not working units that a customer may have, but most importantly, the replacement printer provides an avenue to continue print operations in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

For more information or to find a distributor for the products, contact DASCOM at 877.434.1377.

Take a serious look at the Tally 4347-i Series from DASCOM

If you’re looking for the perfect serial impact printer for your IBM environment, look to the Tally 4347-Series manufactured by DASCOM.
Operating in IBM environments all over the world, the 4347-Series is priced to perform with a host of features, a broad array of interface options, and unparalleled support in both AS400 and non-AS400 IBM system environments.
Right now the printers have a great trade-in rebate and come with free ground freight within the contiguous U.S.
DASCOM also offers the benefit of a no-risk, try-it, buy-it program so potential users of the product can evaluate a unit, risk-free for up to 30 days.
With superior forms handling, ergonomic design, and the best in features and warranty at a price point that can’t be beat, the Tally 4347-i Series is well worth a look for customers printing in IBM environments.

Ribbons Discontinued for Your Old GENICOM Printer? DASCOM Has an Answer.

Some of you reading this may have recently learned that you can no longer get ribbons for your GENICOM 3860 or 3880 serial impact dot matrix printer.  Or perhaps you have customers with these GENICOM models and you find that ribbons are no longer available to service the printers for these customers.  This can obviously present a big problem because without ribbons, your GENICOM 3800 series printer can be rendered useless.

In talking with DASCOM, they believe they have a great replacement answer in the Tally T2365 that they manufacture.  Back in the day, the T2365 was introduced as the natural replacement for the GENICOM 3800 series printer by what was then the original equipment manufacturer for the 3800 series.  Over time, the company who was producing ribbons for the GENICOM 3860 and 3880 models has discontinued their production.  Since these ribbons are “keyed” or “patent protected” there is not a viable second-source replacement for the ribbons in the market.  So, with no aftermarket replacement, customers may be forced to change printers or change technology.

Since the Tally T2365 fits nicely in as a replacement for the GENICOM printer, and there is currently a trade in rebate when customers purchase a new Tally T2365 and trade in their old printer, now is a great time to trade printers to more readily available technology with an easy migration path.

The T2365 has many of the same firmware emulations and features so the transition should be relatively painless and pretty cost-effective.

For more information on the Tally T2365 as a replacement for GENICOM series printers, please contact DASCOM Americas at 877.434.1377.

Welcome to Summer with Great Trade In Deals for IBM/InfoPrint Replacement Printers

As summer starts to heat up, printers can start to work overtime in many industries and that means wear and tear on those printers.

If you have been a traditional user of IBM/InfoPrint serial impact dot matrix printers such as the 4224, 4230, or 4247 you may find that getting replacement parts or service may be next to impossible.  Even if you can get those parts you may find that the price is extremely high or it may take quite a while to get your machines up and running.

The folks at DASCOM use this time to remind users of those older IBM/InfoPrint models of printers that the Tally 4347-i08 and 4347-i10 printers have been designed to serve as replacements for those models and some others, including those used in many IBM environments such as AS400.

The Tally 4347-i08 and 4347-i10 are both heavy duty industrial serial matrix printers with a proven track record of performance around the globe in IBM infrastructural environments.  The models are available with a host of connectivity options, offer a one year on-site warranty that is included in the selling price, and now have attractive trade-in rebates available to the end-user.

These printers are backed by exceptional support from DASCOM with technical applications experts willing to assist on trouble-shooting or installation questions.

DASCOM also offers an aggressive “try-it, buy-it” program so potential users can see just how well these printers perform for their specific printing requirements.

Contact DASCOM today at 877.434.1377 if you’d like to learn more.

Printers that touch all the bases for performance, programs, and profitability.

If you are in the market for a new forms printer or finding that your maintenance costs on your existing printer are just too high, then maybe now is an opportune time to take a look at special trade in deals on select Tally printers through the end of 2017.

The Tally T2365, T2380, 4347-i08, and 4347-i10 printers are very fast, handle multi-part forms with ease, and are affordably priced.  They can handle workloads of up to 50,000 pages per month, have long-life print heads, and have a variety of connectivity options.

Right now DASCOM Americas has a $150 trade in rebate in place for all the models listed above, plus they offer what is known as a “try-it, buy-it” program where a customer can try a printer for 30 days with no strings attached.  DASCOM even picks up the freight bill to ship the customer the trial printer, and if the customer returns the printer after 30 days, they even pay the freight back on that.

Of course, if the customer keeps the printer and trades in an old unit, they may be eligible for the $150 trade in so that is an extra added incentive.

The program is slated to end December 31st so contact your DASCOM Americas distributor to set up a trial today.  Or you can call DASCOM at 877.434.1377.  Of course, you can find out about all their printer products by visiting

Taking time to honor and remember

The folks at DASCOM Americas would like to take the opportunity to remind our clients and valued customers that while in the U.S. many of us view Memorial Day as the unofficial start to summer, its true meaning is much deeper and important.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday where the U.S. recognizes the brave men and women who gave their lives in military service for the United States.

The folks at DASCOM Americas are privileged to serve their customers, but that privilege is in part because of the freedoms in the country largely due to veterans who have given time, service, and in some cases, their very lives.

Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day, but don’t forget to honor and remember, and give thanks for those who have made, and will continue to make it possible for businesses such as DASCOM Americas to keep serving customers.

From DASCOM Americas, thank you for your business, and thank you for your honor of remembering those brave men and women.

Working hard to bring you the solutions you need

DASCOM Americas not only believes in offering quality printers and products, but they also believe a big part of what they sell is service and support.

The company continues to offer new products that fit either standard applications or even custom applications that can be configured to work right out of the box.

DASCOM also tries to offer programs that make the company’s products affordable and rewarding to use and sell.  A big part of the product is the post-sale support and the expertise to help customers find just the right product for their application.

At DASCOM, many of the employees are very experienced in printing and bring years of solid work in document office solutions.

So, when you are looking for a new printer or just need advice, DASCOM stands ready to answer your questions and provide a solution.  Give them a call at 877.434.1377 or visit to find out about products and programs.

At DASCOM, “working hard to bring you the solutions you need” is much more than just rhetoric.  Customers are at the forefront of thought and technology and DASCOM employees work long and hard to make sure DASCOM print solutions are the very best.